[ The familiar voice brings him some clarity, and he looks up from where his eyes had been focused on the road ahead. ] Miranda? Hi... [ His normal, cheerful tone is all but gone, despite part of him being glad to see her. Perhaps too glad.
Self-consciously, he reached up to adjust his-- ] Oh. My headband. [ He glared over his shoulder and then sighed. When did that go missing? It must have come off in the fray. ]